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at the white house white house between president obama and speaker of the house john boehner coming up. >>> ambassador susan rice took herself out of the running for the secretary of state. she sent a letter to president obama saying she doesn't want the position to be politicized and is saddened from removing her name. she same under attack for her handling of the attack at the u.s. consulate. >>> california coast will look different, how the sun and the moon play a part. >> back here in just a few minutes, showers back in your forecast, not only that it will get cold tonight, a frost advisory for parts of the bay area. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no. we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver only from at&
, connecticut governor dan malloy will then introduce president obama for his remarks to this crowd. again, you're looking live at newtown, high school in newtown, connecticut and this school tragedy that they're dealing with after friday's shooting. shooting. newtown is a place that loves children above all. families move to newtown because we are a caring and loving community. we are also a place that has great pride in our schools, pride that propels the students in those schools with their outstanding teachers and administrators through high achievement and great personal worth. the horror that was visited upon our sandy hook school was not deserved. it is the angry and desperate act of a confused young man. there is no blame to be laid on us, but there is a great burden and a great challenge that we emerge whole, that these families devastated by unspeakable harm know and trust that we love them and will do everything we can to help them heal. i know that newtown will prevail that we will not fall to acts of violence. it is a defining moment for our town, but it does not define us. we are
's hostage taking. >> pelosi and other democrat respect pushing for president obama's plan. it would extend the bush tax cut for the middle class but raise taxes on incomes over $250,000 a year. republican senator jim demint calls the idea quote, outlandish. >> republicans should not be conceding that the federal government needs more money negotiating with ourselves and teating the president's proposal like it's serious. >> republican house speaker john boehner has come out against any tax hike and has refused to bring the democratic plan for a vote. >>> the dow fell almost 14 points. nasdaq lost 5 1/2. the s & p fell 2 1/2 points. >>> yahoo is buying another silicon startup. sunnyvale's yahoo acquired on the air today. the service enables users to hold online video chats in a talk show foremated. >>> a monstrous typhoon has killed 74 people in the philippines and the deattoll is expected to rise. 23 of the people drowned in flooding caused by the typhoon. the storm made landfall yesterday and some 60,000 people have fled to emergency shelters. the crowded shelters in this new video. the t
obama is asking congress to allocate 6(400)000- 0000 collar dollars -- $64 billion in aid to people affected by sandy. superstorm sandy is estimated to be the most costly natural disaster in the united states since hurricane katrina. >> the recent rains we've had here have produced some good news for the ma rist canyon county water supplies. they're showing the highest levels ever recorded for this time of year. the down side is mud slides if the ground doesn't get a chance to dry out by any measures this weekend will be a far cry from last weekend. our meteorologist mark is here with the sgluz last week, we had storm no. 2 two approaching the bay area and then we were advertising the third strong one. no storms this week and as you can see, mostly clear sky there with the exception of a batch of high clouds moving toward the central portion of the bay. as far as temperatures they are cooling off. most areas are in the 50s. santa rosa 56, oakland, 56 with winds not too much of a factor. if you're looking toward the bay waters earlier today, i noticed the calm conditions. satellite
is needed. >> speaking that white house today president obama said vice president joe biden will lead the search for new gun policies to prevent another mass shooting. vice president joe biden will work with several agencies and outside experts to stop criminals and the mental health from having access to guns. >> we will have to work on making access to mental health as easy as access to guns. . >> reporter: the white house indicates the president is supportive of the new legislation sponsored by senator dianne feinstein. >> i am also betting that the majority, the vases majority of law -- the vasmu-- vases majority. >> reporter: congresswoman nancy pelosi says something must be done. >> we must take action to protect our children from harm to preserve the safety of our schools and keep our community safe. we must take action so that we can tell our children we are doing everything in our power to prevent these tragedies from ever happening again. >> president obama said gun control will be a issue for his second term and he will submit new proposals to congress. >>> bay area residen
in this country. >> joe biden is over seeing the response to last week's school shooting. president obama will push congress to enact new laws limiting access like those used by the gunman. the connecticut school shooting has social media going off the charts. it led to more discussions about gun policy than other shootings. it says gun policy accounted for 30% of discussions examined on blogs and twitter in the three days following the massacre. >> newton, connecticut's tragedy is bringing bay area teens together. ktvu's dep ruv is live -- debora villalon is live with how the community is reacting. >> reporter: they have gathered here. for a week they have been wanting to do something. they will be lighting candles and share prayers and messages of hope. organizers reached out to neighboring high schools and invited students. many people experienced violence in their own lives so what happened in connecticut cuts close. >> sad to say. it is true. but various young people, there is a generation of people that want to put an tend to violence in america. in schools and homes. and that is wh
. the population is 27,600. president obama made an announcement today. here is more of what the president had to say. >> we've endured too many of these tragedies. each time i learn the news i react not as a president but as anybody else would. as a parent. and that was especially true today. i know there's not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those who died today were children. beautiful little kids between the ages of five and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them, birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. among the fallen were also teachers, men and women who devoted their lives helping their children fulfill their dreams so our hearts are broken today for the parents and grandparents, sisters and brothers of these little children. and for the families of the adults who were lost. our hearts are broken for the parents of the survivors as well. for as blessed as they are to have their children home tonight they know that their children's innocence has been torn away from them too early. >> the president
the white house spoke about the possibility of president obama supporting new legislation on weapons. >> he sports and would sport legislation that addresses the problem of the so-called gun show loophole. >> reporter: a new grass roots it group sent a delegation to washington tuesday to meet with the brady campaign to prevent gun violence and families of victims of the 1999 shooting at columbine high school. >> these people here before you because they refuse to be statistics. they don't want it to happen to the rest of you. >> reporter: more details have emerged. connecticut's medical examiner says nancy lanza was shot in the head four times while she slept. adam lanza is believed to have shot himself in the head. in newtown, connecticut. >> new information now from the nra, the national rifle association broke its silence with a statement about the killings. the group said that nra members were quote, shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders. the nra has said it's offering meaningful contributions to make sure this never happens again. >> bay ar
obama warned the syrian rezeme the use of weapons -- today the president pledged continued u.s. support for the rebels. and he warns the president the world is watching. >> if you make the mistake of using these weapons there will be consequences and you will be held accountable. >> secretary of state hillary clinton called the u.s. of chemical weapons a red line for the u.s. no one said what action the u.s. would take. >> republicans offered their counterproposal to avoid the fiscal cliff. they valued the plan at $2.2 trillion with 800 billion from tax reform and the rest in cuts to government problems. last week president obama offered a plan that relied on tax increases that would total $1.6 trillion. the republican plan does not include something the president said is essential, income tax hikes on those making more than $250,000. >>> stocks edged lower on fears the threat from the fiscal cliff might put a damper on the economy. the dow is down 59 to 12,965. the nasdaq is down 8 at 3,002. the s&p is down 6 at 1,409. coming up at 5:45 p.m., car sales reach a level they haven't seen i
on his tugboat. . >>> president obama traveled to michigan today to try to sell his plan for pulling the country back from the fiscal cliff. he spoke to workers at a auto engine plant. he said lawmakers need to make some tough spending cuts on things we don't need. but he said he is determined to keep tax breaks in place for the middle class while raising taxes for higher earning americans. >> i won't compromise on. i am not going to have a situation where the wealthiest among us, including folks like me get to keep all our tax breaks and we are asking students to pay higher student los. >> republicans insist cuts to entitlement programs should be on the table. they must act before december 31 to avoid the fiscal cliff. >>> on wall street today, the dow is up 14 to 13,169. the nasdaq is up 8 at 2,986. the s&p is up 0.48 at 1,418. >>> the pentagon identified a navy s.e.a.l. killed over the weekend while rescuing a doctor held captive in afghanistan. he died during the raid. it freed the doctor who was working for a colorado based organization when he was taken captive. he was part of
to talk to him about the crime. >>> president obama today made a pitch for his plan to avoid the fiscal cliff which includes raising tax rats on higher-earning americans. >> we're not insisting on raises just out of spite or out of any kind of partisan bickering but rather because we -- we need to raise a certain amount of revenue. >> the president met with a group of ceos at the business round table and told them that he is hopeful that a deal can be reached in the following week that would head off the automatic tax hike and spending cuts from taking place in january. he said he has seen movement among republicans and that they might accept the tax hike if it is combined with entitlement reform and spending cuts. >>> te republican house majority leader told business leaders today president obama sms obsessed with raising tax. >>> we feel that's not the right direction to go, but we also feel that in that obsession is what he's about then let's at least do something about the spending problem. >> at the same meeth house speaker john baner said republicans have made a reasonable offer t
been planned for tuesday. >>> president obama is praising the rescue of an american doctor who was helping the peple afghanistan. a special ops member was killed during the rescue. he made frequent trips to afghanistan, working for a nonprofit called morningstar. a u.s. general said tonight that the mission shows an unwaivering commitment to defeat the taliban. >>> talks were homeland in geneva to find a diplomatic solution to end civil war in syria, which has now claimed about 40,000 lives. diplomats from the united nations, russia and u.s. released a statement saying, "the situation in syria was bad and getting worse. >> reporter: u.s. special forces are working with jordanain force on plans to secure assad chemical weapons. >> the white house has made it very clear there will be consequences, there will be consequences if the azad regime makes a terrible mistake by using chemical weapons on their open people. >> gunbattles between opponents and supporters of the president bashar assad left 40 dead. >>> a plane has been found believed to be carrying mexican- american sing s
spoke openly and honestly with president obama yesterday but they have serious differences. boehners plan includes 800 billion in new taxes, half of what the president proposed. >> the unemployment rate will stay high for three more years. >> the conditions now prevailing in the job market show an enormous waste of human and economic potential. >> the federal reserve released the latest economic forecast after the final meeting of the year. he predicted unemployment will fall to 7.4% next year but won't drop below 6.5% until the end of 2015. he also suggested that the fed will keep short-term interest rates low until that time. on wall street today the dow fell about 3 points, nasdaq closed down 8 and a half and the s&p 500 was up more than half a point. >> talk about quick thinking, two san francisco police officers are being credited tonight with saving the life of a newborn baby boy. alex savage live in the bay view district with the critical decision the officers made after the baby's mother gave birth in the middle of a street there. >> well, the newborn wasn't breathing so the
, d.c. for the holiday. before he left for hawaii president obama issued a stern request to congressional leaders to approve legislation before the end of the year. >> once this legislation has agreed to i expect democrats and republicans to get back to washington and have it pass both chambers. i will immediately sign that legislation into law before january 1st of next year. >> the president was referring to legislation that would prevent a middle class tax hike and would protect unemployment insurance. he spoke after talking by phone with house speaker john boehner and meeting with senate majority leader. >>> the dow industrials dropped 120 points. the nasdaq fell 29. we also saw a number of conflicting economic reports that experts say suggests the economy is not sure where it's going top our consumer editor tom vacar is in san francisco's financial district with some explanations. >> reporter: there are two winds. those that are blowing and the much more important economic cross winds. for the overall economy most critical shopping days are ahead of us. >> i'm very c
. >>> president obama and speaker of the house john boehner held talks today to work out a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. john boehner didn't speak to reporters after the meeting with the president but he offered to accept one of the president's demand, higher taxes on the rich. >>> push to spare mental health from fiscal cliff cuts. programs that provide mental health screenings, case management and funding for medication could be on the line. advocates say the massacre in connecticut shows why the services are crucial. >> that shows up all over the community, not only in schools but also in hospital emergency departments, homeless shelters, in the criminal justice systems. >>> professional hockey returns to san jose tonight and many shark sporters are happy, but why it is the san francisco bulls skating skating skating to the rescue of die hard fans. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty se
elementary school. >>> she refused to block the contraceptive requirement in president obama's healthcare law. she rejected a request for an injurisdiction to block the requirement. two companies pseudoclaiming it is against -- sued claiming it is against their belief. they could be fined more than a million dollars a day for ignoring the mandate. >>> thousands of longshoreman are threatening a strike that could cripple every sea port from boston to houston. they will walk off on sunday if a deal can't be reached. the association represents more than 14,000 dock workers at 15 ports. a shut down could cost the economy billions of dollars. a mediator has been working with the two sides. a strike is looming with a few days left. >>> a court set aside $200 million in restitution to wells fargo debt card users. the bank illegally manipulated how it processed mumps to max -- purchases to maximize over draft fees. the court sent the case back to the trial court saying the bank violated state law in the way it notified customers. >>> traffic is being rekrauted to -- rerouted. the no awe -- u.s. natio
today about taxes. he said the obama administration will refuse any deal that keeps tax cuts in place for wealthy americans. republicans are meeting that idea with stiff resistance. >> reporter: with the clock ticking and the fiscal cliff looping closure he says the white house will only agree to a plan that includes higher tax rates. >> if they are going to force higher rates on all americans because they are unwilling for 2% of the americans, that is a choice they have to make. >> reporter: calling for $1.6 trillion in tax revenue. he insists the tax cuts must expire for the wealthiest americans. >> what we did is put forward a very carefully designed mix of tax reforms to put us on a path to fixing the debt. >> reporter: republicans did not welcome the proposal. >> i was disappointed by the president's proposal. i think it is a rerun of his budget patrol. it is $1.6 trillion. >> reporter: and expressing frustration with the lack of progress. >> i would say we are nowhere. >> reporter: he disagrees, pointing out the administration offered $600 billion in cuts to healthcare and other
is a priority for the obama administration. >> i will never get tired of talking about high-speed rail. this is so important to the next generation. >> construction is expected to begin next spring but finishing it and paying for it depends on how well lawmakers get along. >>> national standardize test scores are in and they are troubling for california students who lag behind. over all california 4th and 8 8th graders scored fifth from the bottom in vocabulary tests. the state's african american, asian and latino scores improved. >>> couples with children may live longer than those who don't have kids. researchers found that couples with children were less likely to die prematurely and adoptive parents show better mental health. >>> one day after a deal to keep opd out of receivership, one group is applauding it. >> if you are looking looking for fresh fruits and vegetables in one san francisco neighborhood, this is the only place you will find it but this store could be closing. you won't take my life. you won't take our future. aids affects us all. even babies. chevron is working to
in washington d.c. are expecting 600 to 800 thousand victors for president obama's second inauguration. that is far less than the 1.8 people who crowded the washington mall four years ago. the president will be publicly swan sworn in -- sworn in january 21st. the second term officially begins with a private ceremony a day early but that is a sunday. >>> coming up in two minutes as the sierra avalanche center warns about the risks of more slides, our ktvu crew takes a look at the crowds headed up to the sierra. >>> a north end eatery begins to shut down after 35 years in business. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed intern
to monitor oversea calls without a court order. it was said to expire at the end of the year. president obama is expected to sign the bill, his signature would keep the program in operation for another five years. >>> an australian surfer has lived to tell the tale of a harrowing shark attack. >> they've done an excellent job,. >> reporter: luke alan was shaken but obviously happy to have survived his encounter with a shark. alan was surfing in new south whales. suddenly a shark moved in and alan fought back. >> out of the blue, a bull shark just came up. on the third time he managed to get the board and drive it into the head of the shark. >> alan will have a few reminders of his ordeal. the shark left a bite wound on his thigh and took off one of his index fingers. >>> a new attack is bringing awareness. who they're targeting and what it could mean for your personal information. >> and i'm still tracking some showers on live storm tracker 2. how much rain it will bring to your neighborhood and an early look at your new year's eve newscast. >>> bay area families thrown into limbo by a ban th
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